Mark Khaisman

마크 카이스만 (1958)
전시소개 Information

  The tape is the message. A parody on Marshall McLuhan’s famous quote could explain the superficial motives, which make up the work of Mark Khaisman – an impressive and hypnotic creation, a source of curiosity and pun. Making use of two unusual and daily basic ingredients, sticky tape and Plexiglas, Mark creates works where technique plays a large part. By superimposing layers of tape he creates a stratification, which produces pictorial illusions highlighted by the color, shading and embossment.  This result is achieved by way of transparencies and opaqueness, by working on translucent surface placed over a light source. The complete dependency on artificial light source can be seen as pure function, at the same time may bring notions of visible and invisible, existence and non-existence.


  Once the implausible nature of his work is accepted, one can begin to think about the kind of images chosen to be portrayed, which are categorized into different groups: fragmented stills from classic cinema, iconic objects from art history. The work is exploring the familiar as our shared visual history; made of a familiar material formed into a familiar image. Through the familiar, Khaisman builds an image that is as fragile as its material, asking the viewer to recognize and complete the work, stimulating both memory and interpretation in the process. 

  테이프가 바로 메시지이다. 마샬 맥루한의 유명한 인용구 (“The medium is the message”)를 패러디한 이 문구는 마크 카이스만의 작품을 이루는 표면적인 동기를 설명할 수 있을 것이다. 인상주의적이고 몽환적이며, 호기심과 언어 유희의 원천 같은 작품들 말이다. 테이프와 플렉시글라스라는 두 색다르면서도 일상적인 재료를 사용하는 마크 카이스만은 기술이 주요시되는 작품을 창조한다. 여러 겹의 테이프를 겹쳐 놓음으로써 그는 단층을 창조하고, 이 단층은 곧 색, 명암, 부조를 통해 강조된 회화적 환상을 불러일으킨다. 이 결과는 투명함과 불투명함 모두를 통해서 얻어지며, 반투명한 표면을 발광 물체 위에 올려놓는 작업을 통해서 이루어진다. 인공적인 광원에 대한 완전한 의존은 순수한 기능성으로 해석할 수 있으며, 동시에 가시적임과 비가시적임, 존재와 존재하지 않음에 대한 개념을 불러일으킬 수 있다.

 그의 작품의 타당해 보이지 않는 성격을 받아들일 수 있게 된 후에 독자는 그가 그리기로 선택한 다양한 종류의 이미지들을 고려해볼 수 있는데, 이는 두 가지 카테고리로 나뉘어 질 수 있다: 고전 영화의 조각난 스틸 이미지들과 미술사의 상징적인 물체들. 그의 작품들은 공통된 시각적 역사로서의 “익숙함”을 탐험하며, 이 “익숙함”은 익숙한 물체들이 익숙한 이미지로 변하는 데에서 생겨난다. 이 “익숙함” 이라는 개념을 통해서 카이스만은 그 재료들만큼이나 취약한 이미지를 만들어내며, 보는 이들에게 감상 도중 기억과 해석을 하게 만들어 그들로 하여금 작품을 인식하고 완성시키게 한다.

작가약력 profile

MARK KHAISMAN

BORN 1958, Kiev, Ukraine

Studied Art and Architecture in

Moscow Architectural Institute, Moscow, Russia
Lives and works in Philadelphia, USA

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012 

VOLTA NY 2012, Solo Project Fair for Contemporary Art, New York, NY, USA

2011 

LIKENESS OF A LIKENESS, Gallery at Penn College, Williamsport, PA

2010 

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia 

AS IF IT'S REAL, Absolute Art Space, Barcelona, Spain 

2009

ASSUMING A POSTURE, Urban Outfitters Inc, Philadelphia

TAPEworks, Duke Gallery, Wallingford Art Center

INTRAspective, Gallery Area 919, Philadelphia

TAPE NOIR, Philadelphia, International Airport

CHALLENGE, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia

2008

STRIKING A POSE, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia

2007

GRAB THE TREASURE AND RUN FOR LIFE, Crane Art Building, Philadelphia

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012

PULSE NY 2012, Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY, USA

12th STREET, Gallery YEH, Seoul, Korea

20 in 2012 Vision, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, USA (upcoming)

TEXAS CONTEMPORARY, Contemporary Art Fair, TX, USA (upcoming)

MIAMI PROJECT, Contemporary Art Fair, Miami, FL, USA (upcoming)

2011

AQUA 2011, Contemporary Art Fair, Miami, FL

CONTEMPORARY ISTANBUL 2011, Contemporary Art Fair, Istanbul, Turkey

HIDDEN HEROES. The Genius of Everyday Things, Science Museum,London, UK 

EXTREME MATERIALS 2, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY

REPETITION, Rowan Univercity Art Gallery, Glassboro, NJ

BERLINER LISTE 2011, Contemporary Art Fair, Berlin, Germany

PULSE NEW YORK 2011, Contemporary Art Fair, New York

ART MADRID 2011, Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid, Spain

2010

ST-ART 2010, Contemporary Art Fair, Strasbourg, France

DECONSTRUCTED TOOLS, Design Philadelphia Week, Philadelphia

HIDDEN HEROES. The Genius of Everyday Things, Buckminster Fuller Dome, 

Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany 

MIRROR MIRROR, BYU Museum of Art, Provo, UT

2009

BORDERS, James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia

13 MONTH, Gallery Area 919, Philadelphia

SECOND STORIES, Zolla / Lieberman Gallery, Chicago

2008

NATURAL SELECTION, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore

2007

VACANT, Felicity R. Benoliel Gallery, Philadelphia

23 DEGREES, Icebox in Crane Art Building, Philadelphia

FLICKER, Tower Gallery, Philadelphia

EN MASSE, Felicity R. Benoliel Gallery, Philadelphia

FEVER PITCH, Delaware Museum of Art, Wilmington

2006

BLUSH, Bambi Gallery, Philadelphia

RIP, RIG, AND PANIC, Three Artist Show at Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia

GOOD THINGS ... SMALL PACKAGES, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Philadelphia

INTRODUCTION '06, Moore College of Art + Design, Philadelphia

2005

MEAT BALL. Annual Invitational Show, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia

ART ENDURES, Main Line Art Center, Philadelphia

 

AWARDS

NYF 2009 Print Bronze

D&AD Awards 2009 Winner in Illustration 

CLIO Awards 2009 Print Bronze

RED DOT DESIGN AWARD 2008 Best of the Best 

EPICA Awards 2008 Press & Poster Silver

CANNES LIONS 2008 Design Silver

CFEVA Fellowship 2006 – 2007

International Animation Film Festival 1988 Best Art Director Prize, Paris 

OISTT competition "The Tour Theatre" 1986 Second Prize, Stockholm 

UNESCO “Rehabilitation of a Decayed Urban Environment” 1982 Third Prize, Poland 

World Architectural Biennale “The New Urban Space” 1980 Second Prize, Bulgaria

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

HEY, Art Magazine, 2011, Paris, France

THE VOICE, SWATCH Magazine 37, 2011, Geneva, Switzerland

ETAPES, 2010, Paris, France

LET'S MOTIV, 2010, Lille, France

TODAY, 2010, Kiev, Ukraine

SYMPOSION: A JOURNAL OF RUSSIAN THOUGHT, 2009, USA

PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE, 2009, USA

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MYBOOK, 2009, Rouen, FR

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MONOPOL, 2008, Germany

GALLERY MAGAZINE, 2008, Kiev, Ukraine 

ADAM & EVE MAGAZINE, 2008, Dubaï, Kuwait

MOOSE Magazine, 2008, Rotterdam, NL

UNBELIEVABLE, Fuji TV Program, 2008, Japan

THE FINE ART OF STICKY TAPE, Daily Telegraph, 2008, London

A KNOWING SENSE OF SPACE, Philadelphia Inquirer, 2007, Philadelphia

LET IT “RIP”, Philadelphia Weekly, 2006, Philadelphia

A MEATY ORIGINALITY, Philadelphia Inquirer, 2005, Philadelphia

ARTIST LOOKING AT GLASS IN A NEW WAY, Time Chronicle, 2005, Philadelphia

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN, 1987, London

ARCHITECTURE USSR, 1984, Moscow

DECORATIVE ART, 1983, Moscow